Some marriage proposals
Posted by P. Bingham on January 20, 1998 at 19:03:38:
In response to A proper marriage prosposal, written by Patrick on January 19, 1998 at 13:51:12
My dear Mark,
Here are some marriage proposals from Wedded Bliss, A Victorian Bride's Handbook...
"I seized Mary Rose's prayer-book, and turning over the pages till I came to matrimony, marked the passage, "Wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband?" with two emphatic dashes; and pointing significantly and confidently to myself, handed it to her with a bow. She took it! -she read it! -she smiled!!!" Popping the Question, Godey's Lady's Book, 1832.
"It is probable that every lover, before he makes his passion known, exercises his fancy in the formation of some pretty or elequent phrase for conveying the tremendous secret that masters his heart; but where one lover remembers his fine speech at the critical moment, perhaps a hundred will forget." Daphine Dale, Our Manners & Social Customs, 1902
"It is saif the Queen Victoria "put the question" to Albert by showing him Winsor and its beauties and the distant landscape, and then quietly saying, "All this may be yours."
Fanny Dickeron Chase, Good Form &
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